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Old 06-14-2015, 11:17 PM   #1
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Just finished second trip in 17B and decided needs shelves in the wardrobe and nuke the coat rack that comes standard. Searched the forums but could not find if it is OK to drill into the inner wall of the wardrobe to install shelves ?
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Old 06-14-2015, 11:20 PM   #2
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Not thick enough to support shelves without strapping. Ply is only about 1/8 inch thick.
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Old 06-14-2015, 11:34 PM   #3
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Not thick enough to support shelves without strapping. Ply is only about 1/8 inch thick.
Thanks that's what I thought.
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Old 06-14-2015, 11:41 PM   #4
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There have been retro-fits by members. I still hang stuff.
Somebody may be along to fill you in, or you could search the site.

Use the Google site search at the bottom of the search panel and type in Wardrobe. There are lots of posts.
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Just finished second trip in 17B and decided needs shelves in the wardrobe and nuke the coat rack that comes standard. Searched the forums but could not find if it is OK to drill into the inner wall of the wardrobe to install shelves ?
Use a strong magnet and a flashlight to find the staples ETI used to secure the pretty wood to the framing behind it. You can use that framing (3/4 by 1 sticks) to support a design for shelves. Did that in my 21 to support drawers supported by the new shelves.
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Old 06-15-2015, 12:40 AM   #6
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Use a strong magnet and a flashlight to find the staples ETI used to secure the pretty wood to the framing behind it. You can use that framing (3/4 by 1 sticks) to support a design for shelves. Did that in my 21 to support drawers supported by the new shelves.
Thanks that is exactly what I needed to know
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Just a caution. Tractors owns a 21 and you have a 17B. The wardrobes are not necessarily the same.
I'd read posts from other 17B owners and proceed after that.
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I added adjustable shelves to mine by adding 1/4" oak strips to the side, drilled holes for push in shelf supports, and made stress skin shelves (1/8" Luan plywood on the bottom & 1/8" White Cote Masonite Hardboard on top, separated by 1/4" hardwood strips).
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I purchased a plastic 5 drawer from Wal Mart. It fits under the hanger rod and leaves room for some hanging on the rod. Best of both worlds, cheap and no labor!
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Old 06-20-2015, 02:54 PM   #10
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Thanks for all the suggestions. I went for this $20 quick fix from WalMart until I figure out something more permanent.
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